Friday, November 21, 2014

Thankful (adjective): Glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.; Expressing thanks

Since it's that time of the year I feel an obligation to post some kind of  'Thanksgiving" sentiment on the blog.  Here it goes:

Of course, I'm thankful for my immediate family, my friends, my blog mates, shelter, food, yada yada, but let's go with the every day thankfulness...

--I'm thankful that no one is scheduled to come into my apartment in the next coming weeks so they can't see the piles of fabric, scraps, magazines, etc, that I have all over the floor trying to get things ready for the upcoming holidays.  Correction...frantically trying to complete sewing projects in order to get them in the mail before the upcoming holidays.  I'm not in the mood to clean up for guests.

--I'm thankful that I've made my last car payment three weeks ago and nothing tragic has happened to the car, now that is mine.. so far.  Usually something tragic happens when I have free and clear money burning a hole in my purse. (Knock on wood!)

--I'm thankful for coffee and any caffeine products. 'Nuff said.

--I'm thankful that I have not had to shovel snow in twenty years.  I see snow storms on the news and get the shivers because I know how that feels. With the northern California weather, all I have to say is "Suckers!"...until the next earthquake comes and rock our world.

--I'm thankful that I live alone now and never have to worry about whether the toilet seat is up or down. When you start aging, it's the little things...

--I'm thankful that I have a part-time job to go to 40 hours per pay period because if it wasn't for that I'll probably be in my jimmy-jammies 24/7 and only leave the house to buy groceries.  Since all my hobbies are passive ...writing, reading, quilting, needlepointing...there would be no need to even shower most days. Talk about a stink-a-roo...

--I'm thankful that I woke up this morning, and every morning after this blog post (cross fingers).

--I'm thankful for Amazon.  Now this may be an unusual thing to put on a blog but because of Amazon I'm able to get books, and other products that I can no longer find, to my house within a few days.  Without Amazon, I would have never been able to publish  my own books.  I would have never met my beta readers through the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.  I would never have made improvements on my stories due of the betas' suggestions.  I would never have been able to say, "I'm a published author.  You can buy my work."

  If I die in my paid-off car tomorrow because there was a freak snow storm in my city and I wrecked my car because I didn't have a morning cup of coffee as I was dressed and showered, driving to my part-time job, I could still say on my death bed..."I'm a published author."

We have so many things to be grateful for in our lives, but if you can accomplished just one thing in your under-lying dreams, the smile on your face every day shows people what a thankful person you are.

Happy Thanksgiving, Readers!



  1. I love these thanksgivings!!! And bless you for being one of those people who writes what good fortune really is :) I'm tempted to move in with you, I really am. We could lounge around in jammies together and drink Amazon out of caffeine.

    I'm grateful to count you as my friend and happy we met at a time in our lives when we can commiserate about writing and know what the heck the other is talking about!

  2. I love you Sylvia and I totally agree there is so much in this life to be thankful for. Hey Lisa can I sneak inside your suitcase?

  3. Congratulations on paying your car off, Sylvia. Here's hoping Murphy's Law does not apply and the thing doesn't go the way of Stephanie Plum's cars. I'm a big advocate of the jammies and writing lifestyle, but agree that it might not be so conducive to, um, an interactive life. Part-time jobs are just the right balance!